& Tributes

Immediate Need

Your Funeral



The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Edward Bott can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Edward Lewis Bott

Edward Lewis Bott
March 3, 2017. Pre-deceased by his parents, sister Vivian, and son Douglas. Survived by his wife of 51 years Donna (Wright), son Donald (Yi-Ju), daughter DeeAnne Shaw (Bob), and grandson Bobby.

Born November 22, 1931 to M. Walter and Viola Bott in Lawndale, CA, Ed grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Graduating from Leuzinger High School and attending El Camino College, he worked for Northrop and was in the Naval Reserves. He served in the Korean War with the US Army, returning to LA as a motorcycle officer with the Hawthorne police dept.

In 1965, he married Donna Wright, ‘the redhead’, and had three children: Donald, Douglas, and DeeAnne. In 1972, fulfilling his dream, he & Donna purchased St. Olaf Lake Resort in New Richland, MN, which they ran until 1986. They then moved to Northwood, IA, where he worked at Cummins until retiring in 1997. In 2008, they escaped the Midwest cold by moving to balmy Rochester, NY.

Ed loved to tinker, and could fix most anything. He greatly enjoyed woodworking, especially making pens and bobbins for local knitters. He loved ballroom dancing, and could be found nearly every weekend at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. Ed was active in LIONS, serving as a District Governor in Iowa, and joining the Irondequoit LIONS club in Rochester. He & Donna greatly enjoyed being part of the LIONS Sight program, vision-screening thousands of pre-schoolers. Later in life, he loved to travel, visiting most of the continents on various trips and cruises.

Calling hours will be Monday 4-6pm at Crawford Funeral Home (495 N Winton). Funeral services will be Tuesday 11am at Incarnate Word Lutheran Church (597 East Ave).
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos
Book of Memories
585-482-0400 495 N Winton Rd | Rochester, NY 14610-1251 | Fax: 585-482-0839 | Email: